5 Grab-n-Go Healthy School Snacks

August 22, 2014

Does your child take a snack to school? Many do, to eat in their classroom or between school and sports practices. Sure, it’s easy to wash a piece of fruit–and ideally, it’s good to avoid waste with reusable food containers. But boy, it’s awfully nice to have packaged options on hand for mornings so nutty, you’re lucky if the […]

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School Wellness: 3 Ways To Get Involved This Year

August 18, 2014

School is starting in the next few weeks. Are there are changes you’d like to see in your child’s school, like less sugar in the classroom or more events that get kids moving? If so, make this the year you get involved! Here are three ways to jump in: 1. Attend PTA meetings. It’s the very best way to know […]

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{Recipe} Whole Wheat Zucchini Muffins

August 14, 2014

This is a guest post by my intern, Hannah Bills, who blogs at Pretty Normal Diet. Over the last few months, Hannah has been helping me create recipes, take photographs, and brainstorm ideas, plus fetching my coffee and picking up my dry cleaning (kidding about that last part).  Hello all! My name is Hannah, sometimes known at Real Mom Nutrition […]

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I Tried It: Produce Delivery Service

August 11, 2014

Having an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables in the house is an absolute must for me–especially in the summer, when I can’t get enough of in-season peaches, melons, and berries. I buy a mix of conventional and organic produce on my weekly trip to the grocery store. In an ideal world, I also supplement with local […]

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{Recipe} Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

August 7, 2014

Poor, maligned Brussels sprouts. They’ve long been a punchline, shorthand for “yucky healthy food that nobody wants to eat”, and a dinnertime villain in children’s books–most likely because they were served boiled-to-mush one too many times by well-meaning parents. Now Brussels sprouts are finally getting their due. Roasting has become one of the most popular ways […]

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Tune In To Our New Podcast!

August 5, 2014

I’m so pleased to share a brand new project with you: A podcast! I’m collaborating with sociologist and mom Dina Rose, PhD (who writes the terrific blog It’s Not About Nutrition) for a podcast called The Happy Bite. Twice a month, we chat about topics related to kids and food. We combine my take on […]

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12 Signs Your Child is Constipated (And What To Do)

July 30, 2014

Constipation is extremely common among children. It’s the number-one source of belly pain for kids! Here’s something else that might really surprise you: Constipation can be a hidden cause of bedwetting. If you don’t think your child is constipated, you might want to think again, says Steve Hodges, MD, a pediatric urologist and co-author of the book It’s […]

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{Recipe} Real Simple Blueberry Jam

July 28, 2014

Blueberries are, hands-down, my favorite fruit. To me, it’s not really summer until I’ve picked many, many pounds at a local farm–then eaten so many that I get a stomachache. Still, I usually end up with leftovers. So I make muffins, pancakes, and fruit leathers and tuck a few bags away for the winter. I also love […]

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Why I Love My Old-School Recipe Book

July 23, 2014

Did you have a scrapbook as a child? I did. In the pages of mine are ticket stubs to U2 and Depeche Mode concerts, photos from church camp, and dried corsages from high school homecoming dances. I don’t know if kids today keep scrapbooks (at least the paper kind) but I’m so thankful for mine. It’s like a roadmap […]

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Why I Don’t Stress Out About Salt

July 21, 2014

I love salt. I lick it from my fingers after eating popcorn and regularly make a second pass around an ear of corn with the shaker. Apparently this penchant runs in the family, since my dad salts both watermelon and pizza. (Thankfully, we both have stellar blood pressure.) In my profession as a dietitian, my love affair with salt […]

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